Bomb Scare at the Stone Pony

Sept 2000

 The Big Man lived up to his billing on a daily basis. Funny, sneaky smart, loving , cruel all in one sitting.

   The worlds most interesting man.

   Stone Pony , outside stage. 2 night billing. Bruce Springsteen joined us for an encore set on Friday…where we did a magical version of Mustang Sally.

    Now it was Sat night. He was rumored to return on an encore set – as well as Bon Jovi .

    As we were wrapping up our set, Clarence comes over to me (on Keys) and says “We have a situation here “..we end the tune and he announces to the audience …Management is saying everybody has to clear the area for a few moments then you can return.

   The confused crowd left …and only a few people returned. Our special guests all long gone.

    Turns out a disgruntled local promoter had phoned in a bomb threat …We all knew it had to be a hoax.

   Next week 9/11.